Butterfly Bait

Several months ago, hubby and I (And I am using the word “I” very loosely!) planted a zinnia garden with the hopes of luring more butterflies to the front yard.

Today, the first bait-taker arrived.

A beautiful male Tiger Swallowtail showed up and flitted from flower to flower, gathering both nectar for nourishment and a coating of pollen on his legs.

This fellow must have been fairly fresh from the cocoon, judging from his bright coloring and his un-nipped tails.

And now, I am hoping he flies off and tells all of his butterfly friends of this wonderful place to feast.

I love taking pictures of these beauties, and then I love looking at the pictures and seeing the details that you might otherwise miss due to the distance and the constant motion.

Stay tuned…butterfly season has begun!


24 thoughts on “Butterfly Bait

  1. My butterfly bush in front of my porch will be flowering soon! You’re lucky! Great shots, Kathy. πŸ™‚

  2. Gorgeous Zinnias and butterflies!! πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ¦‹ Always enjoy seeing your butterfly photos, Kathy!! πŸ’•

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